eelworm


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roundworm

 [round´werm]
any member of the class nematoda, somewhat resembling common earthworms in appearance; many are found as parasites in humans or other animals. Those most frequently infecting humans include Ascaris lumbricoides (see ascariasis); Enterobius vermicularis (the pinworm; see enterobiasis); the hookworm (see hookworm disease); the filaria (see filariasis); and the trichina (see trichinosis).

eelworm

[ēl′werm]
a nematode, especially any of various small, free-living or plant parasitic roundworms.

eelworm

any plant-parasitic or free-living NEMATODE.
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Pentland Javelin is another popular variety, a heavy cropper and resistant to some eelworm and scab.
Soil that is infected with the spores of the disease known as Shanking and eelworm pests should not be used for five years.
Mr Fothergill's (01638 751887) has six to choose from, including Rocket, Kestrel and Maris Piper which are resistant to golden eelworm, blackleg and blight.
But the best way to banish them for good is to use a naturally-occurring microscopic eelworm which invades the grubs' bodies and kills them outright.
A THE plant has been attacked by eelworms that feed within the stems and foliage then overwinter in the dormant buds at the base of the plant.
The first sign of eelworms, tiny worm-like creatures which burrow into the roots of potatoes, is when plants growing close to each other start dying from the base upwards and the leaves yellow.
Scientists at Bayer CropScience from America, Europe and Asia are combating eelworms nermatodes that cause enormous harvest losses all over the world.
Some people have even had luck injecting these tiny parasitic eelworms into the stems of squash plants infested with squash vine borers, and Japanese beetle grubs make fine hosts for nematodes, too.
Sometimes called eelworms, nematodes are transparent when seen through the microscope (Figure 16-42).
Just one acre of fertile ground can support about 8 million earthworms, 400 million potworms, and 80 billion eelworms or nematodes.
Xinhua said quarantine officials in the city of Anshan in the northeastern province of Liaoning detected the eelworms on May 28.
When you replant you will need a fresh site as many common strawberry viruses are transmitted by soil pests like eelworms.